Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Featured, Student | 0 comments

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

We’ve all had to answer the Stanford admissions question: “What matters to you, and why?” During my million iterations of brainstorming responses, I repeatedly came back to the importance of freedom in my life; having grown up a highly independent only child, I value the ability to circumscribe my path. Yet I worried that coming to college would crimp my style. I wondered: Would I be stuck in classes I didn’t enjoy in order to fulfill requirements?

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Featured, Student | 0 comments

Pursuing Passions

Pursuing Passions

I’ve recently been impressed by the way that some of my friends have been not only exploring new things, but also pursuing their passions by creating art, designing and engineering products, and writing code. I want to jump off of my previous post to talk some great ways that you can go beyond the bounds of the classroom and dive into a topic or project that you care about in whatever field you’re interested in.

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Featured, Student | 1 comment

Evaluations Required

Evaluations Required

After exams, you have only one academic thing to worry about: your grades. Usually you know what your grade is, even though it depends on the 3-hour test or 10+page you wrote in the last week of school. But, before you can see your grades, you must fill out an evaluation for every teacher you had during the quarter: lecturers and teaching assistants, if you had a section.

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Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

A Winter Dead Week Monday

A Winter Dead Week Monday

Dead Week is, in some way, aptly named. Most people around this time are buckling down, beginning to comprehend and perhaps overestimate the daunting deadlines and exams before them. And if you’re taking a set of rigorous, challenging classes, dead week is when they all become the most difficult.

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